Science on Screen Presents ‘Particle Fever’

SFI News:

In a special Science On Screen event presented by The Lensic Performing Arts Center, The Center for Contemporary Arts and Santa Fe Institute, special guests physicist Geoffrey West and director Mark Levinson introduce the hit documentary film “Particle Fever,” the story of the machine and the people who sought, and found, the long-predicted but elusive Higgs boson, popularly known as “the God particle.”

The event is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. Advance tickets are recommended.

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. “Particle Fever,” follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

Housed in a 17-mile long tunnel on the French-Swiss border, the LHC offers scientists a peek at the high energy physics in the moment after the Big Bang and, potentially, clues to the origin of all matter.

Tickets are $10, $5 for students and educators and may be purchased online at, by calling 505.988.1234 or in person at the Lensic Box Office.